As Malaysia moves towards high-income status, we offer in-depth analysis of the economy and business environment
Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia, as well as the city with the country’s largest population. As the nation’s financial centre, it is home to the major stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia, as well as a significant number of foreign banks and insurance companies. The service sector is the largest overall, which also includes real estate, wholesale and retail, transport, storage and communications. Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia, as well as the home of the country’s royal family. As one of the fastest growing economies in South-East Asia, Kuala Lumpur is the location for The Economist Corporate Network in Malaysia. It is led by experienced analysts who possess significant expertise and understanding of business issues, providing insight into economic and business trends across multiple markets and regions. An expanding membership takes part in a full schedule of events and meetings to hear invited speakers share views of trends and developments.